Strange Abandoned Communist Party Headquarters in Bulgaria

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Easily one of the most bizarre abandoned buildings in the world: an otherworldly “saucer” on Mount Buzludzha, Bulgaria

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An iconic symbol, intended to mark Bulgaria out amongst the rest of the communist world… The House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party was completed in 1981, for the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Shipka Pass. The project cost in excess of 16 million Bulgarian Levs – that’s something in the region of 10 million US dollars, before you take inflation into account.

The funds for the project came in the form of voluntary donations from the Bulgarian people, and thousands of volunteer labourers worked on the site. While the communists were perhaps too liberal with their use of the word ‘volunteer’, there was nevertheless a lot of pride attached to the monument on Mount Buzludzha:

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